Ed Goldman: Of a new chapel and a gracious chaplain
Sutter Medical Center threw a mostly enjoyable dedication ceremony at the end of June for its new chapel and spiritual center, in the Anderson Lucchetti Women ’s and Children’s Center at 2825 Capitol Ave. (which this paper’s Dennis McCoy previewed with a slideshow). What was enjoyable was hearing and watching culturally diverse members of Sutter’s professional staff and others offer a one-sentence prayer for the facility in their own language, ea ch switching on an electric candle after doing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Goldman Source Type: news

Oscar Health finds a new headquarters
Oscar Health will soon be a tenant at One Hudson Square. The New York-based insurance startup, co-founded by investor Joshua Kushner, is moving out of its base at the Puck Building in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood and relocating its headquarters to the Gensler-designed office by the first quarter of 2019. According to the Commercial Observer, the hea lthcare startup outgrew 295 Lafayette St. and signed a lease for the entire fifth floor at One Hudson Square — nearly twice the size of the Puck… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

Biogen shares leap as Alzheimer's drug shows potential to slow disease
Biogen gained billions of dollars in market value on Friday after announcing promising results from a trial of one of its experimental Alzheimer ’s disease drugs, marking a rare dose of good news in the daunting field. Cambridge-based Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) and its partner, Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai Co., announced late Thursday that patients who received the drug saw a reduction in amyloid — a protein whose buildup in the bra in has been linked to cognitive decline — after 18 months… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Troublesome News: Numbers Of Uninsured On The Rise
The numbers of uninsured in the U.S. are rising again. This is a disturbing trend, given that access to healthcare is associated with better health outcomes and a more equitable healthcare system. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Health care CEO council hires director as it launches first initiative
See who the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council hired to lead its programs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Biogen shares leap as Alzheimer's drug shows potential to slow disease
Biogen gained billions of dollars in market value on Friday after posting promising results from a trial of one of its experimental Alzheimer ’s disease drugs, marking a rare dose of good news in the daunting field. Cambridge-based Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) and its partner, Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai Co., said late Thursday that patients who received the drug saw a reduction in amyloid — a protein whose buildup in the brain ha s been linked to cognitive decline — after 18 months of treatment,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

A Low-Tech Solution to Ending Health Disparities
One of the great American healthcare tragedies is only peripherally connected to medicine. It ’s the fact that one’s zip code can have a greater impact on health than one’s genetic code. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leonard Achan, Contributor Source Type: news

EMA recalls drugs made with Chinese API due to cancer fears
The European Medicines Agency is recalling a number of high blood pressure and heart drugs containing an ingredient made in China after an impurity that may cause cancer was found in them. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Paragon 28(R) launches a cut guide system specifically to control bone resection while addressing IM reduction in a Lapidus procedure
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Since its inception, Paragon 28® has obsessed over every aspect of foot and ankle surgery. Committed to creating tailored solutions to improve surgical outcomes, Paragon 28&re... Devices, Orthopaedic, Product Launch Paragon 28, Lapidus Cut Guide (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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FDA Clears The Way: Lipogems' Receives FDA Clearance For Microfragmented Adipose Tissue System Utilizing Body's Own Fat To Support Tissue Repair In Orthopaedic And Arthroscopic Surgeries
NORCROSS, Ga., July 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lipogems, a leader in medical technologies for orthopaedic physicians, announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the company's Lipogems Microfragmented Adipose T... Regenerative Medicine, Orthopaedic, FDA Lipogems, Microfragmented Adipose Tissue, Transplant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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BioArctic Announces Positive Topline Results of BAN2401 Phase 2b at 18 Months in Early Alzheimer's Disease
The full 18 month analysis of the 856 patient BAN2401 Phase 2b clinical study in early Alzheimer's disease demonstrated statistically significant and dose-dependent slowing in clinical decline and reduction of amyloid beta accumulated in the brain. Firs... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology BioArctic, anti-amyloid, amyloid, Alzheimer's disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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A Sparkling IPA Brew With THC Will Hit California Dispensaries This Summer
When a brewery and a medical marijuana producer join forces, sparkling water turns into medicine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Thomas Pellechia, Contributor Source Type: news

ITUS Corporation Announces Second Commercial Focus for Cchek(TM) will be Breast Cancer
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 6, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ITUS Corporation (NASDAQ: ITUS) today announced that due to the significance of positive results as well as strong commercial interest, it has selected breast cancer as the next c... Diagnostics, Oncology ITUS Corporation, Cchek , liquid biopsy, prostate cancer, breast cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Walgreens Completes Investment In Chinese Pharmacy Chain
Walgreens Boots Alliance has completed its 40% stake in Chinese retail pharmacy chain Sinopharm Holding Guoda Drugstores Co. for $416 million. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:CVS NASDAQ:AMZN Source Type: news

FT Health: Thanksgiving or tough love for the UK’s NHS?
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Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cabozantinib Improves Survival in Advanced Hepatocellular Cancer
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Cabozantinib results in significantly longer overall and progression-free survival than placebo among patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a study published in the July 5 issue of the New England... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PCPs Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Most primary care physicians (PCPs) report being unable to adequately address the needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions, according to a report published by Quest Diagnostics. A total of 801 PCPs who care for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Travel Costs Are Considerable Part of T2DM Follow-Up Costs
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), travel costs relating to hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) screening constitute a substantial cost item, and self-monitoring can reduce costs, according to a study published in the July... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Most Women Who Freeze Eggs Motivated by Lack of Partner
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Most women undergoing elective egg freezing (EEF) are without partners, reflecting different life circumstances, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Decrease in Mean Platelet Counts Seen During Pregnancy
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- All women have a decrease in mean platelet counts during pregnancy, according to a study published in the July 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Jessica A. Reese, Ph.D., from the University of Oklahoma Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Organic Solvents & #43; Genetics May Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- The combination of genetics and exposure to organic solvents in paints and varnishes increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online July 3 in Neurology. Anna Karin Hedstrom, M.D., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IV Acetaminophen Minimally Helpful for Colectomy Pain
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Intravenous acetaminophen does not decrease opioid utilization to a clinically significant threshold among colectomy patients, according to a study published in the July issue of Anesthesiology. Isaac Wasserman, M.P.H., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Disordered Eating Behaviors Up for Overweight Young Adults
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Young adults at a weight status classified as overweight or obese have increased prevalence of disordered eating behaviors (DEBs), according to a study published online June 11 in the Journal of General Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Skin Cancer Risk Higher in Military Personnel
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- There is an increased risk for skin cancer among U.S. active duty service members and veterans, according to a review published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Kelsie Riemenschneider,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Gains, Cost Savings Projected for Sodium Goals
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Substantial health gains and cost savings could be achieved with implementation and achievement of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sodium reformulation targets, according to a study recently published in PLOS... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In a sea of hospital affiliations, Niagara Falls Memorial remains independent
Unlike rural hospital sites, most of which have now turned to mergers and affiliations with larger health systems to stay afloat, Niagara Falls Memorial remains independent and has a strategy for remaining healthy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Pharma execs invited to mystery Trump dinner
About 150 UK business leaders, including major pharma heads, have been invited to an undisclosed location to have dinner with President Trump. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA takes steps to encourage more informative labeling on prescription drug and biological products' indications and usage
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance to provide recommendations for consideration when drafting the Indications and Usage section of human drug and biological product labeling. The FDA regulations require the Indications and Usage section of drug labeling to state that the drug is indicated for the treatment, prevention, mitigation, cure or diagnosis of a disease or condition, or for the relief of the disease or condition’s symptoms. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Biogen And Eisai Say Alzheimer's Drug A Success, Reversing Earlier Result
A complicated new clinical trial could give some hope to Alzheimer's patients and investors in drug companies. But there are lots of devilish details. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:BIIB Source Type: news

Dr.Reddys bullish about better sales in Europe in FY19
Dr Reddys registered eight per cent growth in revenues form Europe to Rs 822 crore during last year, the Q4 of the Fy 18 revenues from the region declined by 17 per cent year-on-year. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biogen, Eisai say Alzheimer’s drug succeeds in mid-stage trial
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Company that made OxyContin says it has suspended active marketing of its opioids in Canada
Purdue Pharma Canada says in a letter to the federal health minister that it wants to help address the opioid crisis but the company denies any wrongdoing in the way it promoted OxyContin in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

OxyContin manufacturer says it has suspended active marketing of its opioids in Canada
Purdue Pharma Canada says in a letter to the federal health minister that it wants to help address the opioid crisis but the company denies any wrongdoing in the way it promoted OxyContin in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

OxyContin manufacturer says it has suspended active marketing of the drug in Canada
Purdue Pharma Canada says in a letter to the federal health minister that it wants to help address the opioid crisis but the company denies any wrongdoing in the way it promoted OxyContin in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Oregon CCOs performed well on quality measures in 2017
Fourteen of the 16 CCOs earned their full incentive payments, with Health Share reaping $43.7 million and FamilyCare $20.2 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

CEO Eric Verdin talks Buck Institute's new push to collaborate with pharma
In the last two years, the Buck has had four new collaborations with pharma companies and investors, said Buck Institute CEO Eric Verdin. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

CEO Eric Verdin talks Buck Institute's new push to collaborate with pharma
In the last two years, the Buck has had four new collaborations with pharma companies and investors, said Buck Institute CEO Eric Verdin. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Redwood City company wins FDA approval for emphysema-treating medical device
For patients with severe emphysema, the new technology allows for treatment of the chronic disease without major invasive surgery. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

OP company files antitrust suit against pharmacy giant
An Overland Park company that provides administrative services to independent pharmacies filed an antitrust lawsuit against St. Louis-based Express Scripts Holding Co. Wholesale Alliance LLC, doing business as Pharmacy First, accused Express Scripts of anticompetitive conduct by forming exclusive contracts with four of 22 Pharmacy Services Administration Organizations (PSAOs). These organizations provide administrative support to independent pharmacies, including processing claims, help-desk services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Viral immunotherapy to treat brain tumors in children shows promise
A viral immunotherapy using a herpes virus to treat brain tumors has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated in a pediatric study from UAB and Children ’s of Alabama.  The findings managed to show preliminary evidence of effectiveness in killing malignant tumor cells.  The funding to develop the therapy has been provided by the NIH/NCI, Department of Defense, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, Cannonb all Kid’s Foundation, Hyundai Hope on Wheels, Vs.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Takeda looks to sell headquarters for about $542M
Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceuticals is hoping to raise more than $542 million by selling its headquarters and surrounding buildings in Osaka. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Potential location of Dunkirk addictions' facility receives pushback
Hispanics United of Buffalo is working on a plan to expand its addictions treatment program in Dunkirk with a new methadone clinic. According to the Dunkirk Observer, HUB is working to acquire a building on East Third Street from The Resource Center, where it plans to house behavioral health services and drug treatment services. The 6,500-square-foot site has been used in the past for recovery services and currently houses a prevention program operated by Chautauqua Alcohol& Substance Abuse Council. Though… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Fertility Inc.: How Bay Area startups are transforming the business of making babies
A crop of new Bay Area startups is tackling fertility and family planning as couples wait longer to try to conceive. Can they make it easier to make babies? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-Level Commission has proposed six recommendations to address the growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), according to a report published online June 1 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIH Warns of Increased Risk of Heat-Related Illness for Seniors
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Older adults are at significantly increased risk of heat-related illnesses, which can include heat stroke, heat edema, heat syncope, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion, according to the National Institutes of Health. Factors... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hospitals Face & #36;218B in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Cumulative reductions in federal payments to hospitals from 2010 to 2028 are estimated to reach $218.2 billion, according to a study commissioned by the Federation of American Hospitals and the American Hospital Association... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patisiran, Inotersen Aid Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- For patients with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis with polyneuropathy, an investigational RNA interference therapeutic agent (patisiran) and a 2'-O-methoxyethyl-modified antisense oligonucleotide (inotersen), which... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Understanding patients'complaints about practice can be instructive for physicians, according to an article published June 6 in Physicians Practice. Based on e-mails received in relation to a previous article, author Sue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Baltimore medical device firm looks to raise $3M, plans for clinical studies
Federal Hill medical device firm CoolTech LLC is raising capital as it works to push its body temperature-cooling technology toward federal approval. CoolTech is seeking up to $3 million in equity financing, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, The company is previously backed by more than $6 million in funding from private investors and the National Institutes of Health. CoolTech has developed a devic e that pumps warm, dry air in through a patient's nose… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

$35.8 million assisted living facility opens in St. Charles
The Boulevard Senior Living of St. Charles, located at 3330 Ehlmann Road, opened its doors June 26. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news